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The Joy of Giving

God has blessed us with so much. It is our joy to be able to spread those blessings to others at all times of year, but especially during the Christmas season. Consider making a donation to the following organizations this year and spread some Christmas Joy.

"Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7

Drop off donations at the Christmas Giving Center located near the nursery. If you'd like to make a monetary donation, please click the below button and select which organization you'd like to support.

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Lovepacs

Help us feed students who are normally on a subsidized lunch plan over the holiday breaks. Each Lovepac is designed to help feed 1 Student a breakfast, a lunch, and a snack for each of day of the week-long holiday. Stop by the Christmas Giving Center by the nursery and pick up your box to fill. The following items are to be included in each Lovepacs Box. A student will receive two of these boxes for Christmas.

Please do not vary from this list as equity is important.
Please do not seal the box as other items will be added prior to delivery.

Item Quantity Size
Cereal Box 1 10-16 serving size
Vegetables 9 15 oz 
Fruit (variety of cans) 2 15 oz
Chicken and/or Tuna cans 3 5 oz
Peanut Butter Jar 1 16-18 oz
Jelly (plastic jar/bottle) 1 20-22 oz
Chef Boyardee type canned item (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.) 2 15 oz
Campbell's type Chunk Soup (any variety, not cream soups) 3 18.8 oz
Apple Sauce (individual) 6 3-4 oz
Ramen Noodles 4 Individual packets
Easy Mac 2 Individual packets
Granola Bars 4 Individual Bars
Instant Oatmeal 4 Individual Packets
Poptart 2 Packets
Individual Snacks 9 1-1.5 oz

We would love you to add a "Have a great Holiday" or "You are loved!" card - handmade is great! (Cards need to refrain from religious content).

Helpful hints for packing:

  • Place heavier items in bottom of box as to not crush lighter items.
  • Place cans on their side to stack

CCA Giving Tree

Christian Community Action’s (CCA) provides toys to more than 2000 children each year. Choose a tag from the CCA Giving Tree at the Christmas Giving Center, purchase the gift, then return the unwrapped gift and tag to the tree by Dec 11.

CLICK HEREto see more ways to volunteer with CCA this Christmas season.

Any donations received after Dec 11  will be given to those in need throughout the year.

Military Care Packages

In an effort to support our troops, we would like to support any of our congregation and their families that are serving in the military. The Military Support Ministry will send care packages on a regular basis. We will be sending Christmas Care Packages and need your donations. Drop off donations to the designated table in the Connection Center by November 18. Then join us in room 292 on December 4 from 6:30-7:30 to help pack the boxes. Contact Kelly Jones at kdgjones@yahoo.com for more info.

If you have family members or friends you would like to be supported, download the form to fill out or contact Kelly Jones by email at kdgjones@yahoo.com or by phone at 972-978-3359. Also contact Kelly if you would like to serve in this worthwhile ministry.

Care Package Needs Military Support Registration Form

Share the Warmth Coat Drive

Many in our community are in need of warm clothing this winter. Help fill this need by generously giving new or lightly used warm coats, hats and gloves to the Salvation Army “Share the Warmth" coat drive.  Help the United Methodist Men of Trietsch provide coats, gloves and hats to Salvation Army. All sizes needed for men, women, boys and girls. Help keep others warm this winter while warming your heart as well.  Deliver to the Christmas Giving Center by the nursery.

What's Needed by Dec 14:

  • New or Gently Used Coats, Gloves & Hats
  • Sizes:  Infants to Extra Large Adult
  • Genders:  Boys & Girls / Men & Women

Christmas Blood Drive

On Dec. 16 give a pint to save three lives. Carter BloodCare will be in the Ministry Center 8:30 am - 12:30pm. Register in advance in the Connection Center or just show up. This is a great opportunity to give the gift of life this Christmas.

Hedrick Elementary Raincoat Drive

The winter season in Texas often brings unexpected rain, sleet, and snow. Help us prepare the kids at Hedrick Elementary for the cold season by donating rain coats, ponchos, and umbrellas for those with the most need. There will be a collection bin located in the Christmas Giving Center by the nursery throughout Advent where you can drop off new rain gear for our local kiddos.  

 

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